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Image of the Week: Speeding Up Brain Signals

Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.

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Searching for Answers: Alzheimer's Disease

In this video, doctors, researchers, and patients explain the causes and effects of Alzheimer's disease.

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Animal Models

Even animals with simple nervous systems can help us learn about how our own nervous system works.

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Brain, Behavior, and Environmental Change

According to environmental scientists, the climate is changing due to the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. Research shows environmental change can affect the brain and behavior.

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Ed Boyden: A Light Switch for Neurons

Ed Boyden shows how he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants.

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Diseases & Disorders

Brain Tumor Basics

About Neuroscience

Reading Minds: the Science, not the Fiction

Sensing, Thinking & Behaving

Myth: You only use 10 percent of your brain.

Sensing, Thinking & Behaving

Vision and Gene Therapy

Across the Lifespan

Obesity and the Brain

In Society

Neurolaw: Neuroscience in the Courtroom

Discoveries

How do human brains differ from those of other primates?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Humans possess cognitive abilities very different from other creatures, thanks to a number of unusual features of our brains.

Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies

Source: TED
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

Glia: Earning Some Respect

Source: Dana Foundation
A growing number of studies suggest glial cells play a vital role in brain function, which when disrupted can have severe consequences.

The Blood-Brain Barrier

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Identifying new ways to bypass the brain’s elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.

Where's the Cuttlefish?

Source: Science Friday
What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?

Sol Snyder: Daring Creativity in Research

Source: Society for Neuroscience
The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered

Source: LiveScience
Date: 23 July 2014
An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

Everyone's Brain Generates Emotions The Same Way

Source: Inside Science
Date: 23 July 2014
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and coding come together in the prefrontal cortex.

Amid Growing Concern Over Head Injuries, California Limits Full-Contact Football Practices

Source: The Washington Post Early Lead Blog
Date: 22 July 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will limit football practices for middle-school and high school students.

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